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Powershot SX100is battery life

Unfortunately, the Canon Powershot SX100is does not have the rechargeable battery feature and the AA Lithium batteries only seem to last a few shots. I love the camera except for this one issue. Please advise. Is this a software issue or is it a hardware one?

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Hey, i had same problem.. after i started using energizer ultimate lithium AA it started lasting weeks

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Travelers should use cameras with AA Batteries


Digital cameras come in two varieties: those that use AA-size batteries and those that are powered by proprietary lithium-ion batteries. If you are a traveler, particularly someone who enjoys remote or rustic locations, choose a camera with AA batteries.
When a camera that uses proprietary batteries runs out of power, you have no choice but to plug the battery into a power outlet to recharge it. This requires an available outlet, a battery charger, and, if you're in a foreign country, a power converter. If access to an outlet is ever in doubt, or if you don't want the hassle of carrying cords and chargers, then the limitations of this system are obvious.
When a camera that uses AA-size batteries runs out of power on a trip, you can simply throw out the old batteries and drop in a new set of high-performance AAs like the Energizer E2 Lithium line. Two or three sets of such batteries can usually take you through a 10-day trip. If you're out of high-performance batteries, you also have the option of using standard alkaline batteries, which are available anywhere in the world, and make a cheap and convenient source of backup power (though they only offer a fraction of the life of high performance batteries).
Recent trips to Asia and Africa have borne this theory out—after my companions' cameras had been sidelined by dead batteries, I was still happily shooting away with my AA-powered Canon PowerShot.

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Travelers should use cameras with AA Batteries Digital cameras come in two varieties: those that use AA-size batteries and those that are powered by proprietary lithium-ion batteries. If you are a traveler, particularly someone who enjoys remote or rustic locations, choose a camera with AA batteries.
When a camera that uses proprietary batteries runs out of power, you have no choice but to plug the battery into a power outlet to recharge it. This requires an available outlet, a battery charger, and, if you're in a foreign country, a power converter. If access to an outlet is ever in doubt, or if you don't want the hassle of carrying cords and chargers, then the limitations of this system are obvious.
When a camera that uses AA-size batteries runs out of power on a trip, you can simply throw out the old batteries and drop in a new set of high-performance AAs like the Energizer E2 Lithium line. Two or three sets of such batteries can usually take you through a 10-day trip. If you're out of high-performance batteries, you also have the option of using standard alkaline batteries, which are available anywhere in the world, and make a cheap and convenient source of backup power (though they only offer a fraction of the life of high performance batteries).
Recent trips to Asia and Africa have borne this theory out—after my companions' cameras had been sidelined by dead batteries, I was still happily shooting away with my AA-powered Canon PowerShot.

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Battery life poor.if battery voltage drops below 1.4 volts low battery warning starts and a couple of pictures later camera shuts off.I use only alkalane AA cells.


HI there its a symbol of poor battery condition. So i suggest you replace with a new rechargeable battery for your camera & resolve the problem. Thanks,

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Problem with canon powerShot SX100IS: when i start to make fotos, it shuts down and i see the message: change batteries,i put new one, it does the same ( sometimes after one or 2 photos) ! why?


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in this camera and most of fuji AA batteries, the batteries keeps draining even with the machine off .
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